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Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn IHA Awards for Quality and Patient Experience

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Network, Quality


The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) has awarded the “2020 Excellence in Healthcare” award, the highest level of achievement, to Sutter Medical Foundation–Sutter Medical Group for the second year in a row. This award reflects the 2019 performance year in the Align.Measure.Perform (AMP) Commercial HMO program. This honor recognizes physician organizations that have succeeded in achieving strong quality results while effectively managing costs. To earn this award, physician organizations must have performance that ranks in the top 50% for clinical quality, patient experience, and cost for their commercial HMO population.

Additionally, Sutter Health Plus network physician organizations honored for achieving a top 10 percent in their category, out of 200 physician organizations in California, include:

Clinical Quality

  • Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Mills-Peninsula Division/Mills-Peninsula Medical Group
  • Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group

Patient Experience

  • Sutter East Bay Medical Group
  • Sutter Gould Medical Foundation – Gould Medical Group
  • Sutter Medical Foundation – Sutter Medical Group
  • Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Mills-Peninsula Division/Mills-Peninsula Medical Group
  • Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group

In addition, Sutter Independent Physicians* received IHA’s Ronald P. Bangasser Memorial Award for Quality Improvement. This award recognizes a physician organization in the Bay Area that made exceptional strides in clinical quality between 2018 and 2019.

*Sutter Independent Physicians contracts with Sutter Valley Medical Foundation to provide care to its HMO patients